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Thursday, October 1, 2009  

Don't Let that Nasty Ice Cube Get the Best of you!- CLICK HERE!

We had an IceMaker problem the last couple of weeks and didn't understand just how difficult it is to live without an icemaker in a family of six! After thawing out the freezer (what a mess) and starting things up, we realized that the culprit was actually an ice cube stuck in the icemaker that was jamming things up.

Before jumping through hoops and buying lots of icemaker parts, make sure that you do the simplest money saving thing and defrost .. You never know how you can "Extend the Life of the Appliance".

If you do find that the problem is not a simple jammed ice cube - check the icemaker motor assembly - you can purchase a new one below.

Icemaker control module and motor assembly

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Another great tip is to make sure that the Icemaker Heater is working properly. The heater is under the ice cube mold. It is visible as a metal tube that runs the length of the ice mold on some models and looks alot like the heating element on some electric ovens. It does not always feel hot to the touch when operating in the freezer, it only raises the temperature slightly above freezing so the ice cubes come loose.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008  

Replacement Icemaker for Maytag and Whirlpool Refrigerators- CLICK HERE!


I don't know of a single icemaker that has outlasted it's refrigerator. Have you? The Icemaker always goes first and in most cases -the owner doesn't realize how easy and inexpensive it is to purchase and install a replacement icemaker.

This Whirlpool 3417943 Ice Maker uses an electric motor, an electronically operated water valve, and an electrical heating unit. This ice maker hooks up to the plumbing line in your house to provide fresh water for ice cubes.

The water-fill valve supplies household water to the ice maker. When the water tray thermostat senses that the tray has reached the proper temperature, it signals the icemaker to start ejecting the ice cubes into the tray.
The picture above shows the replacement ice maker for Whirlpool refrigerators - both the round or flat plug. The valve and bin are not included.
The beauty of this Icemaker is that it replaces the following model icemakers (many of these are other brands .. not just Whirlpool and Maytag. Warmer days are upon us and although ice is a luxury and not a necessity .. go ahead and fix that icemaker.

4317943, D7824706, D7824705, D7824706Q, D7824705Q, 4211173,
D703817, D7824701, D7824702, D7824706Q, D7767601, D7824701,
R0156806, 95109-1, 4200520,
4200521, 4200522 4210317 4211173 480616 480617 482014
482015 482016 482017 482018 482019 482020 482394 482433
482990 53-8021 625601 625603 625610 625611 625622 625625
625653 625656 625660 626002 626201 626237 626366 626461 626489
626608 626609
626626 626662 626661 627572 797991 8114 833701
978552 978553 978556
(there are even more than these model numbers)


If you need to strip the wires, don't for to pick up a combination crimper. Take a look at this Combination Crimper, Wire Stripper and Bolt Cutter - the ultimate 3 in 1 tool for splicing wires. This useful tool is great for DIYourselfers and includes wire strippers for stripping off insulation from the wire. The crimpers are for crimping solderless connectors and the bolt cutters are for cutting small bolts. This is one of the highest quality tools of it's kind that we could find.

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